Rural Behavioral Health Web Casts/Webinars

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Family driven treatment planning for rural children’s systems of care


Dr. Jane Adams
April 2006



Webinar visitors will:

  1. Analyze their own family-provider treatment interactions and level of their current practice on the family-driven continuum.
  2. Identify strategies to develop awareness of the consumer/family-driven initiative with three other people.
  3. Build knowledge and skills to deliver family-driven and youth-guided treatment.


PowerPoint Presentation

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Jane Adams, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Keys for Networking, Inc., the Kansas affiliate of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, a USDOE designated Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC), and an OSEP designated Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC). In Kansas, Dr. Adams serves on the Governor's Mental Health Planning Council and co-chairs the Subcommittee on Transformation.  

Nationally, Dr. Adams serves on the SAMHSA and University of Portland sponsored Wraparound Advisory Initiative, the University of South Florida Family Empowerment Project Advisory Board, and the Columbia University National Advisory Board for the Parent Engagement and Family Based Services. She is also a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Advisory Board. Dr. Adams is the past president of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.

As director of Keys for Networking since 1994, Dr. Adams was instrumental in securing the 1997 Medicaid Home- and Community-based Services waiver for Kansas children with severe emotional disabilities.  With her leadership Keys for Networking has developed a national model of targeted parent assistance, featured in the 2006 Winter edition of Focal Point.  She annually mobilizes a Kansas network of families to contact their legislators with such initiatives as securing mental health parity, Healthwave coverage at 200% of the poverty level, and funding for a statewide mental health system of care for children and their families.

Dr. Adams served as an Associate Professor of Special Education in Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and as principal/special education director of Kansas' largest institution for 200 adjudicated male juvenile offenders. She received her Master's and Ph.D. from Kansas State University, and her Bachelor's degree from MaryMount College in 1969.